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Why I Love Glitter

You can never go wrong with glitter! Glitter is something we specialize in and are passionate about! Here are some fun facts about our glitter:

  • It adds just enough little “umph” to a shirt to stand out and make it a unique shirt
  • It doesn’t come off in the wash!
  • We have a lot of glitter colors to choose from so you can go with “more subtle glitter” or “all out sparkle”
  • We can put almost everything in glitter
  • Silver is our sparkliest glitter color
  • White is our most subtle glitter color
  • Add a name and number to the back of a shirt to get the most surface area of glitter!

How our business is growing

We started this business over 7 years ago by winning a contest.  (If you want to go way back with us click here and you can see where we started). We started with exclusively screen printing and referrals from our friends and jobs from our kids’ teachers.  I remember our first paid job.  I was hooked!  I wanted to make more shirts for more people and enjoy seeing and being able to be a small part of the reasons why people had shirts made.

Since then we’ve made shirts for weddings, funerals, pets, family cruises, lots of businesses, birthdays, jokes, schools, clubs, sports, scouts, and many, many more!  My favorite experience is being out and about and randomly seeing a shirt we made.  The people wearing it don’t know we made it, but it makes me so happy. I’m very proud of the work that we do.

So where are we growing and going now?  As you know, we moved into our first retail location just over a year and business is certainly growing!  We have lots of repeat customers and gained lots of new ones from having this location.  I love hearing how people saw our sign and finally came in to see what we are all about!   Finishing the last quarter of 2017 we are helping schools plan for the spring semester, making holiday custom gifts such as embroidered towels and glitter applique sweatshirts, and also enjoying some holiday time with family and friends!  Stay tuned for what’s next at Sparkly Tees!

 

 

 

LOVE Baseball (glitter options versus rhinestones)

We have a fun design on our store called LOVE Baseball.  You can see the design here.  We enjoy making the design and have customized this design using several school names, and most recently a last name!  The nice thing about using glitter to make this design is the capability to customize the text to fit the needs of the client and make the design personal.

For example in this design you can find here, the only options we can easily offer are precut numbers to put on the design as the cost of cutting out names for each client would be cost prohibitive for the customer. This design is still fun and personal but not quite to the level of personalization seen below.

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But with the LOVE Baseball design, you can see that with the glitter being a vinyl, we can cut the vinyl into the name or school of your choice.  Vinyl is designed to be creative and provide options!  You can see from the pictures below that we can create lots of varieties of the same design but make them unique for the customer!

This customer personalized her design with her family's last name!

This customer personalized her design with her family’s last name!

This design takes a nice twist as it is a softball instead of a baseball and is on a gray shirt!

This design takes a nice twist as it is a softball instead of a baseball and is on a gray shirt!

The customer chose a fun long sleeve tee with lace up neckline to add some character to this fun design.

The customer chose a fun long sleeve tee with lace up neckline to add some character to this fun design.

These two clients chose to put their child's number on the baseball to make it extra special.

These two clients chose to put their child’s number on the baseball to make it extra special.

With the name of the school, laces, and number in glitter and the ball and mascot solid, the glitter really pops on this black tee!

With the name of the school, laces, and number in glitter and the ball and mascot solid, the glitter really pops on this black tee!

 

 

Gymnastics Meet

We were invited to have a booth at the Vitaly Scherbo Invitational, a gymnastics meet here in Vegas. We have sold at other events before but this would be our first gymnastics meet. We decided to bring our industrial heat press and use our glitter vinyl and press them on the shirt while the customer waits. We created eight designs and precut each design prior to the event. Customers selected their design and their shirt, which we had in several different colors.

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Another great way we displayed our designs are with mannequins. We brought the whole family to the event and had shirts on all of them!
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Got Chalk? By far our most popular was the Got Chalk design. A gymnastics take on Got Chalk was just what the crowd wanted. We also created some “gymnastics mom” shirts which were a hit as well.

One thing that we are going to do next year is make sure we have shirts that match each gym’s colors. Gymnasts are not too keen on a red shirt if red is a rival gym’s color.

All in all it was a pretty fun event. We didn’t get to see any of the gymnasts perform as we were stationed by the awards but it was still fun. Let us know if you are having an event where you need some t-shirts. We can make some great designs for you to sell at the concession stand!

Welcome to Sparkly Tees

Welcome to our new blog. Although the name is new we have been screen printing and decorating apparel for the last four or five years. You can visit our other blog at blog.thetshirtguylv.com. This new blog will specialize in glitter and rhinestones and anything sparkly! We cater to women by offering female cut tees and “girly” designs. Our new blog will keep you up-to-date on the new things in the apparel industry and new items that we make for our clients.

If you run into something you like please let us know. If you need something made, let us know too. 90% of our jobs is all custom work. We make many designs for schools, sports, and family affairs. Running in a 5k? We can make a design for you. Does your son or daughter’s team need some spirit wear? We can help!

Visit our online store at sparklytees.com to see some of our designs. Many of the designs use glitter vinyl. The vinyl looks amazing and wears so well. You can wash it over and over again and it still looks great.